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AMA Air This Week 11/22/22

This week, we’ve got big news on FAA CBO recognition! We’ll tell you how you can save some cash when shopping for AMA swag this week, and we’ve got a quick project that might just fit into your post-turkey traditions!

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AMA Reconized As First Official CBO

The FAA has officially recognized the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) as a Community-Based Organization (CBO) as of November 15, 2022. CBO recognition is important for many reasons. This validates and gives credibility to our safety program among stakeholders and regulators. Although AMA has been shaping regulations for decades, legislation gives CBOs a more formal seat at the table when the FAA considers recreational regulations. This designation opens the door to additional advocacy efforts to include applying for FAA-Recognized Identification Area (FRIA) status and higher altitudes for our clubs’ flying sites.

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AMA Air This Week – 11/01/22

AMA Air This Week brings you the latest news in model aviation! This week, we’ll tell you how to get the latest information on the recent FAA Advisory Circulars. You’ll also find out the deadline to apply for an AMA TAG Grant, and where you can hear from Sig Manufacturing co-founder Hazel Sig-Hester.

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AMA Air / Back in the Saddle

On this episode of AMA Air, which streamed live on October 14th, 2022, Matt Ruddick returns to AMA Air after a little hiatus. Lee shares a few stories and photos from two Texas events (B17 Gathering and Big Bird Fly-In & B.E.S.T.) 2023 Election ballots are out in the mail – don’t forget to mail them in before November 10th. And finally, Matt & Lee discuss the future of AMA Air and a transition into AMA Air This Week.

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AMA Air Express

Join Lee Ray on a new episode of AMA Air Express. He’s going to tell you about registration for UAS4STEM and AMA 2023 Scholarships, the upcoming AMA Elections, September’s Club of the Month and much more. We hope you join us for the live broadcast of AMA Air Express.

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UAS4STEM and Air Venture Recap

Lee Ray is back from EAA’s AirVenture with an update on the show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He will share information about AirVenture and UAS4STEM competition held there as well. Jay Smith will also join Matt and Lee to give a preview of the September issue of Model Aviation magazine.

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AMA Podcasts

New season to start in Janurary of 2022

Additional Items That May Be Of Interest

Events, FAA Testing, and an Exclusive Podcast!

AMA Government Affairs Director Tyler Dobbs joined Matt for the March 1 episode of AMA Air. Tyler shares some details that were just released about the Aeronautical Safety and Knowledge Test. Matt and Tyler share a few events happening around the country and let you know how to find out the current status of events in your area. Plus, learn how you can unlock an exclusive episode of The AMA Podcast! All that and more on this episode of AMA Air!

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Virtual Flying: Real Fun

Virtual flying: Real fun
In this video, Matt Ruddick, Jay Smith, and Kyle Jaracz discuss flight simulators! What’s your go-to? Where are the most active online communities? How much do they cost?

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RC Roundtable Has Taken Over AMA Air!

The RC Roundtable Podcast has gained access to AMA Air and taken over this episode! Join Fitz Walker, Terry Dunn, and Lee Ray to learn about new and returning AMA programs and where you can find the latest information about Remote ID. The RC Roundtable guys also hack into Jay Smith’s files to share a sneak peek of Model Aviation’s February issue, which is now available for digital subscribers!

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The Tiny Whoop

Jesse Perkins, founder and creator of the Tiny Whoop, joins the AMA Podcast to talk about the origin of the most whimsical aircraft in model aviation, the Tiny Whoop.

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The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)

TRUST is The Recreational UAS Safety Test. It provides education and testing for recreational flyers on important safety and regulatory information. If you fly your drone recreationally under the Exception for Recreational Flyers you must pass the test before you fly.

How does the TRUST work?

The FAA provides education and testing content to FAA Approved Test Administrators of TRUST, who in turn provide the content to recreational flyers for free.

The TRUST is divided into two sections:
The first section provides you with the information needed to pass the test.

The second section is a series of multiple choice questions. You cannot fail the test. If you answer a question incorrectly you will be provided with information on why the answer you chose was incorrect and will be prompted to try again.

Upon completion of the TRUST you will receive a completion certificate. The certificate never expires however if you lose your certificate you will need to re-take the test and obtain a new certificate. Neither the test administrator, nor the FAA, will maintain personally identifiable information about the recreational flyer so it is not possible to re-print or re-issue your original certificate.

How can I take the TRUST?

You may take the free online test through any of the approved test administrators listed below.

In June 2021, the FAA announced the following entity as an FAA Approved Test Administrators of TRUST:

Register your drone with the FAA

Registration costs $5 and is valid for 3 years. You’ll need a credit or debit card and the make and model of your drone handy in order to register. Learn more about registering your drone.